Gaja Sorì San Lorenzo 1993
Gaja's 1993 Barbarescos (he declassified all his crus in 1991 and 1992) are good, but anyone expecting a level of quality matching what he obtained in 1988, 1989, and 1990 will be disappointed. The wines are more compact and downsized compared to the three aforementioned vintages. The 1993 Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo reveals a distinctive nose of cedar, tobacco, leather, and red cherry fruit. In the mouth, the wine quickly dries out and is slightly attenuated. Nevertheless, this is a classy, elegant, medium-bodied, lighter than normal style of Sori San Lorenzo. It should drink well for 10-12 years.